Electric vehicles today have become more than just a growing trend or something that is fashionable to be seen in. In the face of growing pollution concerns from traditional power sources, they have been called the future and in the next 10-15 years the ratio of electric to ICE could switch sides very easily. Every major automaker now has a focussed EV programme and we can expect to see them across the price range very soon. When the time comes you too should switch to electric vehicles, and here are some advantages of doing the same.
1. You are conserving the environment
While the batteries, an integral part of an EV, can debatably be thought of as polluting, the emission free usage means you are giving nature a chance to combat the ill effects of what has taken place so far. In a busy and crowded city road your electric car is a clean green zone among the other groups of heat shimmers.
2. Savings on costs
While the battery powering the EV may cost a lot, it is an investment that comes to fore only after 5 years or more. What you save instead is the cost of filling up the car with fossil fuels. Sure, you would have to pay for the electricity at home but even that with renewable sources is still more cost effective. Moreover, the maintenance cost of EVs in more than 60% lesser than that of IC engine cars, purely because less moving parts mean lesser chances of parts getting damaged.
3. Savings on time
Long queues at petrol pumps and with the recent demonetisation, frequent troubles to find cash, these aren’t things that EVs let you worry about. With easy home charge options you wouldn’t have to struggle with fuel, cash or time shortage. In more developed countries the public infrastructure for charging has also matured to become wide spread and dependable.
4. Reduce noise pollution
Yes, sure we all love our loud cars as they make our special places warm and excited. But to have to take this on a daily basis on crowded roads and that too with people literally leaning on their horns, no way! Silence is peace of mind and that is something an electric car can give you in spades thanks to its quiet nature.
In the nascent stage of car building everything looked quirky or was long and beautiful. That is where EVs are today as you have a wide range like the eccentric Mahindra e2o or the practical e2oPlus, going right up to the Maserati inspired Tesla range of cars. If looks are in your books then EVs are the thing to go for as they do stand out against the run-of the mill cars.